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Dino Molter
Vancouver, Washington, United States

Old Istanbul - Hagia Sophia

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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, is jewel and a national treasure. It’s a former basilica and mosque, and now a living museum. Built in 537 AD as a Byzantine Christian cathedral, it transitioned to an Ottoman mosque in 1453, and then later a museum in 1935, where it’s endured continuous renovation work through the present day. Istanbul is a friendly city and this was an incredible highlight of my trip. I encourage you to make it there and experience the wonder and amazement of this special architectural masterpiece. Enjoy!